John Samson’s “Dressed for Pleasure”

Posted in caught by juliobesq on January 27, 2011

John Samson’s “Dressed for Pleasure” has just appeared in its entirety on Youtube, I’m not sure of the legality of the post so it may disappear soon – all the more reason to watch as soon as you can.

Loveable for many reasons: the way it presents what society calls perverts or outsiders simply as normal people with defined and particular tastes. Exactly as it should be. Seminal for many more: introducing the suburbia that Lynch and Barker would build on for Twin peaks and Hellraiser; for capturing the dissent that adulterated the ether in mid 70’s Britain and exploded in the cultural phenomenon of punk.

The last year has seen a re-evaluation of Samson’s documentary career after his early death from a heart attack. Shame the media establishment decided not to cherish him whilst alive.

The Times pay tribute (Mar 2009)

Excellent article on Alternatives to Valium by Kirk Elder

Wouldn’t it be great if YouTube had a “Report as appropriate” button

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  1. Hemaworstje said, on February 2, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    great material,thanks for the find!

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